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Volume declines of Southern hemisphere harvest pushes up demand for bulk wines

Published:  14 May, 2015

Smaller harvest in the Southern hemisphere are set to boost demand for bulk wine, the latest report from Ciatti has said.

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Chinese consumers shifting towards 'mainstream' wines says new Wine Intelligence study

Published:  14 May, 2015

According to a new Wine Intelligence China Portraits 2015 report, the "traditional" Chinese wine consumer is evolving away from just drinking the top end Bordeaux wines and  "a new generation of wine drinkers who are drinking more frequently and seeking value in the category" are emerging.

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Domaines Paul Mas expansion in the Herault

Published:  14 May, 2015

Languedoc producer Domaine Paul Mas has added a ninth vineyard to his estate, Domaine Silène des Peyrals in Hérault and is already eyeing up a tenth estate in Corbière..

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On-trade sales return to growth for April according to Coffer Peach Tracker

Published:  14 May, 2015

The pub and restaurant sector saw a return to growth during April, with like-for-like sales up 1.2% compared to last year, according to CGA Peach Business Tracker.

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New date set for Harpers Awards 2015

Published:  14 May, 2015

The date and venue for this year's Harpers Awards has moved to Tuesday 29 September.

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Consumers win as supermarket wines awarded nearly 500 medals at IWC 2015

Published:  13 May, 2015

Consumers are the real winners this year, with almost 500 medals from the 2015 International Wine Challenge being awarded to supermarkets' own-brand and exclusive wines.

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Morrisons revamps French wine range and Malbec

Published:  13 May, 2015

Morrisons has revamped its range of French wines and boosted its offering of Malbec, focussing on areas that where it says it has historically under-traded. 

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France still dominates IWC medal table, as it is awarded the most gongs

Published:  13 May, 2015

France took home the greatest number of International Wine Challenge 2015 awards, sweeping a total of 1,237 accolades, with 111 French wine producers winning gold medals.

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Record-breaking 72 English wines take home medals at 2015 IWC

Published:  13 May, 2015

A record-breaking 72 English wines were awarded medals at the 2015 International Wine Challenge, which is almost double the number of medals last year and 14 English sparkling wines were awarded gold medals.

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Asda cuts wine range by 8% but adds new range of lesser known varietals among 200 new lines

Published:  13 May, 2015

Asda has overhauled its entire wine range, cutting its total range by around 8% in order to rationalise the offer and accommodate more than 200 new products.

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Sud de France Top 100 awards to be hosted at the LWF

Published:  13 May, 2015

Sud de France trophies and awards will be presented by the Top 100 chairman Tim Atkin MW on Monday at the London Wine Fair at the Sud De France stand P50/1.

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Breaking News: Elizabeth Newman to replace Andy Phelps as head of BWS at Sainsbury's

Published:  13 May, 2015

Sainsbury's has announced Elizabeth Newman will replace Andy Phelps as its head of BWS, according to Harpers' sister magazine Off Licence News

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Portugal is the most underrated wine country, according to exclusive Harpers poll

Published:  13 May, 2015

Last month harpers.co.uk conducted an exclusive survey to find the most overrated and underrated wine producing regions in world and the results revealed that Portugal was the most underrated, while Bordeaux was voted the most overrated.

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WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

Published:  13 May, 2015

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are "freeloading."

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Cava needs to better communicate quality, trade body claims

Published:  12 May, 2015

Cava needs to better communicate its quality credentials, the head of the Cava trade body has claimed.

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California wines performance in UK strongest its been in 20 years

Published:  12 May, 2015

At yesterday's fifth annual Golden State tasting, California producers heard from John McLaren, the UK director of the Wine Institute of California, that the category has not been in better position in the past 20 years.

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English wine producers celebrate improved quality at English Wine Producers tasting

Published:  12 May, 2015

English wine producers were celebrating the growing quality of English wines, at the English Wine Producers annual tasting in London yesterday, on the back of a record breaking 2014 harvest.

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Greene King's takeover of Spirit Pub Co investigated by competition commission

Published:  12 May, 2015

The Competition commission is looking into Greene King's proposed takeover of The Spirit Pub Company.

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Bumper 2014 harvest boosts English wine production by 42%

Published:  12 May, 2015

 English Wine enjoyed a bumper harvest last year, which has helped push production by 42% to around 6.3m bottles.

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Symington Family Estate release rare 2013 estate ports

Published:  11 May, 2015

Port family, Family Estates is releasing two limited edition rare vintage 2013 estate ports.

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